Indian National Science Academy

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Indian National Science Academy
Established 7 January 1935
Founder Lewis Leigh Fermor
Location
President
Ajay K. Sood
Website Official website

The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) in New Delhi is the apex body of Indian scientists representing all branches of science and technology.[1]

History[edit]

The Indian National Science Academy promotes science and its use in India. It was originally established in 1935 and was known as the 'National Institute of Sciences of India' until the present name was adopted in 1970.[1] The Government of India recognised it in 1945 as the premier scientific society representing all branches of science in India. In 1968, it was designated as the adhering organisation in India to the International Council for Science (ICSU) on behalf of the Government of India. It is headquartered in New Delhi.[2]

Overview[edit]

The Academy consists of Foundation fellows, Fellows (FNA) and Foreign Fellows. Election to the Academy is only by nomination.[3] The objectives of the academy encompass promotion of science in India including its application to national welfare, safeguarding the interests of the scientists, establishing linkages with international bodies to foster collaboration and expressing considered opinion on national issues.

It plays a role in promoting, recognising and rewarding excellence in scientific research. With a view to promoting the pursuit of excellence in the field of 'Science and Technology', the academy has instituted 59 awards, placed in 4 categories, viz International Awards, General Medal & Lecture Awards, Subjectwise Medals/Lectures and Awards for Young Scientists. It also publishes journals, organises scientific discussions and brings out proceedings and monographs.

It is a signatory to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities in 2004[4]

Presidents[edit]

The list of presidents of the society.[5]

President From To
Lewis Leigh Fermor 1935 1936
Meghnad Saha 1937 1938
Ram Nath Chopra 1939 1940
Baini Prashad 1941 1942
Jnan Chandra Ghosh 1943 1944
Darashaw Nosherwan Wadia 1945 1946
Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar 1947 1948
Satyendra Nath Bose 1949 1950
Sunder Lal Hora 1951 1952
Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan 1953 1954
Amulya Chandra Ukil 1955 1956
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis 1957 1958
Sisir Kumar Mitra 1959 1960
Ajudhiya Nath Khosla 1961 1962
Homi Jehangir Bhabha 1963 1964
Vasant Ramji Khanolkar 1965 1966
Thiruvengadam Rajendram Seshadri 1967 1968
Atma Ram 1969 1970
Bagepalli Ramachandrachar Seshachar 1971 1972
Daulat Singh Kothari 1973 1974
Benjamin Peary Pal 1975 1976
Raja Ramanna 1977 1978
Vulimiri Ramalingaswami 1979 1980
Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar Menon 1981 1982
Arun Kumar Sharma 1983 1984
Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao 1985 1986
Autar Singh Paintal 1987 1988
Man Mohan Sharma 1989 1990
Prakash Narain Tandon 1991 1992
Shri Krishna Joshi 1993 1995
Srinivasan Varadarajan 1996 1998
Goverdhan Mehta 1999 2001
Marthanda Varma Sankaran Valiathan 2002 2004
Raghunath Anant Mashelkar 2005 2007
Mamannamana Vijayan 2008 2010
Krishan Lal 2011 2013
Raghavendra Gadagkar 2014 2016
Ajay K. Sood 2017 till date

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi". Department of Science and Technology, India. 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Indian National Science Academy (INSA)". Inter Academies. 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ "About INSA". Indian National Science Academy. 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Signatories". openaccess.mpg.de. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Past Presidents". Indian National Science Academy. 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 

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